Thursday, 27 September 2012

Space and Environment - Cinematic Spaces

The book I have been allocated for this project is 'The Time Machine' by H.G Wells, published in 1895.

Using the excerpts from chapters 3, 4, 6 and 8 below, I have been given the task of creating 3 full concept paintings relating to the space and environment described in this book. I am not merely illustrating the book, I am designing my own world using the descriptive elements in the book to inspire me. I have highlighted these elements in the excerpts to help me with my developmental thumbnails. As well as this, to help me I will be doing a few influence maps as well.

Life Drawing 1 - 25/09/12

For my first week of life drawing on the course there were 3 sections. The first was just a stage for the tutor to "see where I am at" in my drawing ability and I drew the model as normal. The second are "quick drawings" where by the model changed pose every five minutes or so. I had never done quick drawings before and they proved to be challenging for me. The last is a "drawing in space" where I had to focus more on the background behind the model in order to make her look like she was in an environment.


Quick Drawings:







 Drawing in Space:

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Using Photoshop, I blacked out the objects I was given and started combining them together to create silhouettes for life-forms, machines and structures. This method worked well and helped me to see the objects from a much different perspective.
Blacked out objects.
Objects combined.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Life-forms Development

After much deliberation I decided to choose number 3 out of the life-forms category for further development as I felt it had the most potential for a new and exciting concept.
First development page, as I felt this concept had an insect like structure to it I decided to look insect features such as legs, eyes and wings. 
Small parts such as how the insect would eat and fly.
A run cycle to show how the creature moves so uniquely. 

Summer Project - Initial Ideas

These are my first ideas for concepts where I have incorporated the objects given to me in any way I can for each category. Mainly just rough sketches but I will be choosing one from each category to develop further. I used the structural shapes, the small details, duplication and sometimes the entirety of the objects to produce these concepts. 

I decided to stick to traditional pencil sketches because I can have lots of freedom to sketch down anything that comes to my head from the objects.